Why do my arrows drop after flying a few meters?

I’m playing as a khajit in skyrim, going to assassinate Beitlid in Dawnstar. Now, the first time I did it on her porch and just killed her with the Blade of Woe. I got caught somehow, whatever, so I loaded a previous save because mid-jailbreak the guards decided to just attack instead of attempt an arrest.

Then I tried sniping her… and now my arrows have FED, Flight Erectile Dysfunction. They fly… like two feet before suddenly dropping off. It’s weird. It doesn’t matter how long I hold the trigger, it just droops.

Answer

This is a known issue across all 3 systems:

When shooting certain kinds of arrows, the bow string might go ‘limp’ and the arrow will fly its minimum distance and with minimal damage. It happens even if the bowstring is pulled back fully, with lighter bows and arrows and even when staying still. To fix, try using a different bow or arrows until the glitch ceases. Especially frustrating when engaging powerful enemies or when using magic bows who lose charge per shot regardless of a hit or miss.

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